The conjugated auxin indole-3-acetic acid-aspartic acid promotes plant disease development.

@article{GonzlezLamothe2012TheCA,
  title={The conjugated auxin indole-3-acetic acid-aspartic acid promotes plant disease development.},
  author={Roc{\'i}o Gonz{\'a}lez-Lamothe and Mohamed El Oirdi and Normand Brisson and Kamal Bouarab},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={2012},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={762-77}
}
Auxin is a pivotal plant hormone that regulates many aspects of plant growth and development. Auxin signaling is also known to promote plant disease caused by plant pathogens. However, the mechanism by which this hormone confers susceptibility to pathogens is not well understood. Here, we present evidence that fungal and bacterial plant pathogens hijack the host auxin metabolism in Arabidopsis thaliana, leading to the accumulation of a conjugated form of the hormone, indole-3-acetic acid (IAA… CONTINUE READING